Sunday, January 18, 2015, 2pm Grand Rapids Art Museum Carmen Maret, flute and alto flute Christopher Martin, violin and viola Andrew Bergeron, guitar Program Bergeron/Maret: Scotch Bonnet Bergeron: Folias Variations (world premier) Vähi: To His Highness Salvador D. Bergeron: Sotres Bergeron/Maret: Cabrales Maret: Buenos Aires Cab Ride Troilo/Laurenz/Maret: Quejas de Bandoneón Notes by Carmen Maret […]

Over the winter break Carmen and I got the chance to get away and get some great relaxation in nature. We rented a rustic cabin in the U.P. of Michigan just south of Lake Superior and the town of Munising. The cabin had no running water, or electricity and was heated with a wood stove. […]

Potatoes with octopus and lemon.  Steamed white and purple potatoes from Visser Farms.  Add chopped octopus and calamari poached two hours on low in olive oil. Topped with lemon, basil, and parprika. We just completed 17 CD release concerts since August and while we performed and traveled nearly every weekend this fall, we certainly made up […]

We ended our Viewpoints CD release tour this month at a really wonderful chamber music series in Detroit called Chamber Music at the Scarab Club. The series is curated by two women, Velda Kelly and Nadine Deleury, who have nurtured the series for the past 17 years! There were two great things about being part of […]

Thanks to Joan Conway for having us at her Free@3 Chamber Music Series at Central Reformed Church in Holland, MI. Nice audience! Nice acoustics! This is Carmen’s tango piece Cumparsita Cats.

Gourmet Hungarian Beef Soup Recipe

What better way to be greeted after a sleet-laden drive to Detroit at night then by this wonderful, simple, flavorful, warming soup? Thanks to Shelly Rouse-Freitag for hosting us and for taking all day to simmer this Hungarian recipe of gulaschsuppe. It certainly charged our batteries for the next day’s concert at the Southeast Michigan Flute Festival! Gulaschsuppe […]